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Black spots on bottom of chick's feet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FarmCoe, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

    May 22, 2010
    Planet Earth
    Hi

    I just noticed this morning that my five day old chicks all have black spots on the bottom of their feet. This has never happened before, so I don't know what to do. Yesterday I ran out of paper towels for the bedding of their brooder, so I substituted with newspaper. Could they be having an allergic reaction? Do chickens have allergic reactions? Is it just ink? I'm not sure.

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    I apologize for the picture being blurry. The chick was squiggling.
     
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    My best guess is that's newspaper ink. Newspaper is not a good idea for chicks - too slick! Run to the store! [​IMG]
     
  3. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

    May 22, 2010
    Planet Earth
    That's what I thought. Thank you! [​IMG]
     

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